Global Recognitions
for innovation,
design and leadership

Awards & Honors

  • Zayed Future Energy Prize 2013

    d.light was the winner of the Zayed Future Energy Prize 2013, the world’s largest annual award in the renewable and sustainable energy sector. d.light was selected in the small and medium size enterprise category.
  • Verizon Powerful Answers Winner 2014

    d.light was selected as a top winner in the Sustainability category for its innovative solution, designed to leapfrog grid infrastructure and convert the high costs of distributed solar energy into affordable monthly payments, providing consumers a clean, reliable and cost-effective source of energy.
  • Forbes’ List of Top 30 Social Entrepreneurs 2011

    d.light founders Sam Goldman and Ned Tozun were recognized by Forbes Magazine as two of the world’s top 30 social entrepreneurs.
  • New Energy Pioneer 2013

    d.light was named Bloomberg New Energy Pioneer in 2013, in recognition of our innovative, proven technologies, robust business model, ability to demonstrate traction and momentum in activities and potential for global scale.
  • Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy 2010

    d.light won the International Gold Award given by the Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy.
  • Spark Award 2015

    d.light’s S1 was awarded the Gold Award, Spark’s highest honor.
  • Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2014

    Cofounders Ned Tozun and Sam Goldman were named Social Entrepreneurs of the Year 2014 by the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship. d.light, along with 37 other individuals and organizations in the 2014 class, will be fully integrated into the events and initiatives of the World Economic Forum.
  • 2016-17 Global LEAP Award

    Supported by the Clean Energy Ministerial, the Global LEAP Awards is an international competition that identifies and promotes the world’s best, most energy-efficient off-grid appliances. d.light won first place in the medium sized television category for our ultra-efficient (9W) 19" TV.
  • 21st Century Icon Awards 2018

    d.light received the highest honor, taking home the Elite Rising Star award at the 21st Century Icon Awards 2018.  This award acknowledges private businesses that have demonstrated significant growth and genuine innovation in order to achieve their ambitious goals.
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